Course Schedules

Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries
2023 Classes– 8 Districts
You may take classes in any district

All Classes $42.00 - DOES NOT INCLUDE Student Book. Books are available at Cokesbury, Upper Room Books, Amazon or any book vendor
 Basic requires pastor's approval
Basic is the pre-requisite for all Advanced classes  
Must attend or complete all sessions to receive credit for the course.
Classes may be offered in three formats: In person classes are at least 10 hours of instruction. Must attend all ten hours to receive credit. Zoom classes are also 10 hours of instruction and attendance of all 10 hours is required to receive credit. Must download the zoom app and requires a tablet or computer. Hybrid classes are 3 zoom sessions for 6 hours and 4 hours of interactive and guided assignments. Must attend all sessions and complete assignments to receive credit for the course.
 
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Preach
Saturdays, Feb 25, Mar 4, 9 am – 3 pm. Lanier UMC
Text: From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner's Guide to Preaching, Clifton F. Guthrie
Questions? Contact Kay Haugen, kayshaugen@gmail.com

Loving People and Planet in God's Name
Saturdays, Feb 25, Mar 4, 9 am – 3 pm. Lanier UMC
Text: Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action (Note: book is available from UWF Mission Resources for $24.99 or in Kindle format from Amazon for $5.95 or free for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers
Questions? Contact Kay Haugen, kayshaugen@gmail.com

Basic * Requires pastor's approval
Saturdays:  March 4 and 11; 9 am – 4 pm, Young Memorial UMC, Thomson
Text: Lay Servant Ministries:  Basic Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
Questions Contact:  Darlene Nelson, decenelson@aol.com

Leading Public Prayer
Saturdays:  March 4 and 11; 9 am – 4 pm, Young Memorial UMC, Thomson
Text:  Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Act of Intercession by Samuel Welch and Abigail Kache
Questions Contact:  Darlene Nelson, decenelson@aol.com

Basic * Requires pastor's approval
Saturdays:  March 4, 11, and 18; 9 am – 12:30 pm, * Zoom
Text: Lay Servant Ministries:  Basic Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
Questions Contact:  Mary Anne Brannon, bbrannon1940@att.net

Soul Reset: Relearning the Rhythms of Grace Through Daily Life with God
Saturdays:  March 4, 11, and 18; 9 am - 12:30 pm *Zoom
Text:  Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness, by Junius B. Dotson
Questions Contact:  Mary Anne Brannon, bbrannon1940@att.net

Pastoral Care
Saturdays:  March 4, 11, and 18; 9 am – 12:30 pm, * Zoom
Text:  Lay Pastoral Care by Tim Farabaugh
Questions Contact:  Mary Anne Brannon, bbrannon1940@att.net

Basic * Requires pastor's approval
Saturdays, March 11, 18 25; 9 am – 12:30 pm; Thomaston First UMC
Text:  Lay Servant Ministries:  Basic Course, Sandy and Brian Jackson
Questions Contact:  Jeanie Enyart jeanieenyart@gmail.com

Preach  
Saturdays, March 11, 18 25; 9 am – 12:30 pm; Thomaston First UMC
Text:  From Pew to Pulpit, Clifton F. Guthrie
Questions Contact:  Jeanie Enyart jeanieenyart@gmail.com

Conflict Resolution
Saturdays, March 11, 18 25; 9 am – 12:30 pm; Thomaston First UMC
Text:  The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation by Thomas Porter
Questions Contact:  Jeanie Enyart jeanieenyart@gmail.com

Transforming Evangelism
Saturdays, March 11, 18 25; 9 am – 12:30 pm; Thomaston First UMC
Text:  Transforming Evangelism, Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
Questions Contact:  Jeanie Enyart jeanieenyart@gmail.com

Leading Worship
Saturdays, Apr 22, May 6, 9 am – 3 pm, Homer UMC
Text: Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman
Questions? Contact Kay Haugen, kayshaugen@gmail.com